• COVID-19 Response Team

Caroline Commissioners Declare Local State of Emergency; Offices Closing to Public March 19th

Updated: Mar 18

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In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Caroline County Commissioners declared a local state of emergency on March 17, 2020. All County government buildings and departments will close to the public effective March 19.

Many residents have asked what they can do to help. The County Commissioners are asking all residents, regardless of their age, to take personal responsibility to limit the spread of the virus by doing the following:

  • Stay home unless you are at work, picking up essential supplies, or going to the doctor.

  • Avoid social gatherings, especially any interaction with groups of more than 10.

  • Stay home if you or a family member is sick.

  • Limit all non-essential travel, including domestic travel.

  • Continue to practice diligent hygiene measures like frequent hand washing, avoiding touching your face, and disinfecting surfaces regularly.

Please read the full press release here.


Caroline County uses the CodeRED alert system to notify residents in emergency situations. We encourage ALL residents to sign up. However, it is particularly important if you only use a cell phone. By signing up, you grant permission to Caroline County government and its allied agencies to contact you via email, text, or voice call in the event of an emergency.